Place Vendôme is a luxurious square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. It is beautifully located between Église de la Madeleine and the Tuileries Gardens. It is also home to the famous Vendôme Column, which was erected by Napoleon in 1806. We would highly recommend stopping by this place when you visit the Tulleries Gardens. The column was made to commemorate the French military and its victory in the Battle of Austerlitz. The column is made out of brass plates of the cannons seized in the battle. The column was destroyed during the Paris Commune but the plates were preserved. The column was then rebuilt using the same plates, this time with a statue of Napoleon at its apex. Place Vendôme has long been known as one of the most luxurious sites in Paris, and is home to the best hotels in the city. It used to be home to high end shops as well, however not too many of these still remain. The square is also home to the Ministry of Justice. It also housed a large statue of the King; however this was destroyed during the French Revolution. There is a smaller model of the statue in the Louvre.